Since 2005, CSIS has brought together outside experts with Japanese Diet members for closed strategic discussions on current issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance. Previous participants include Hon. Aso Taro, Hon. Suga Yoshihide, Hon. Oshima Tadamori, Hon. Takemi Keizo, Hon. Kono Taro, Hon. Nagashima Akihisa, Hon. Kira Shuji, Hon. Sonoura Kentaro, Hon. Koizumi Shinjiro, Hon. Richard Armitage, Hon. Kurt Campbell, Hon. J. Thomas Schieffer, Hon. Andrew Shearer, and Professor Angela Stent.